Comedian and actor Robert Webb is writing is memoirs and his first novel after signing a publishing deal.
The memoir will be published in autumn 2017 and will be released simultaneously on Audible, narrated by Webb himself.
The book is to explore themes of masculinity and gender stereotypes through personal stories about his relationships with his father figures. The memoir will form a “valuable” part of the ongoing national conversation about gender, according publisher Canongate.
Webb said: “After two years of casually mentioning that I’ve got a great idea for a book, the people at Canongate and Audible are now proposing to make me write it. Of course, I have responsibilities to those who will find themselves featured in this memoir.
“To my dead relatives I say, chillax – you’re dead. To living relatives I say, look – it could be worse, you could be Adele’s ex-boyfriend. I hope that reassures everyone.”
Webb’s debut novel will follow in 2018 – no word yet on what it’s about.